sew sth up - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sew sth up”

See all translations

sew sth up

informal phrasal verb with sew
 
 
/səʊ/ verb
to complete something successfully: He hopes to sew up the nomination by the end of the month.get/have sth (all) sewn up He aims to have the first deal sewn up early next year.
disapproving to control something completely so that no one else has a share of it: Our competitors have the adult market sewn up.
Translations of “sew sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫補, 縫合…
in Russian зашивать…
in Turkish dikerek tamir etmek/kapatmak, dikip birleştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝补, 缝合…
in Polish zaszyć coś…
(Definition of sew sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sew sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sew sth up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

force somebody's hand

to make someone do something they do not want to do, or act sooner than they had intended

Word of the Day

They sometimes go here and they never go there: using adverbs of frequency

by Liz Walter,
April 29, 2015
Sometimes, always, often, never: these are some of the most common words in English.  Unfortunately, they are also some of the words that cause the most problems for students. Many of my students put them in the wrong place, often because that’s where they go in their own languages. They say things

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More